Weekly Roundup: 2016-06-28

Weekly Roundup: 2016-06-28

Tri’s, 5k’s, a half marathon and more over the jump!

We have been a busy club again this week (I love the summer months).  Hope we’ve compiled a nod to anyone and everyone who was out doing their best over the last seven days!  My friend went to the Doctor’s and was asked “Do you engaged in any dangerous sports?” He replied “Yes, sometimes I argue with my wife!” Let’s see what we have been doing this last week.

The Newest Dub
We would like to extend our congratulations to Dub Runner Aedín, who gave birth to little Baby Ethan on Monday weighing 7lb 2oz.  Wishing all three of you health and happiness.

The newest Dub - Ethan!

The newest Dub – Ethan!

Mullaghmore Triathlon
I know very, very little about this race to be honest folks – except that two eagle eyed readers spotted that I have deliberately left this off last week’s roundup.  The Sligo triathlon  consisted of a pictureseque 750m swim, a cycle for 20km finished with a 5k run – not that anyone had the time to take it all in!  We had two Dubs taking part:

45Gareth Mcallister00:17:0200:37:0900:22:4601:19:12
114Jane Friel00:18:1900:43:0000:25:4601:30:10

Really well done folks – let’s give them a big hand!  We hope that you got a chance to enjoy some of the local sights and sounds while you were on your little trip.  Honestly, this was two weekends ago now, and I can’t find much out about it – maybe Gareth and Jane have forgetten about it too?!

Belfast City Airport Runway Run
Not to be outdone by Donegal International Airport last weekend – Geroge Best Belfast City Airport hosted their second (now annual) Grant Thornton Runway Run.  The route?  Up and down the main runway – only at 11PM at night.  This unique event is a spectacle, not just to watch, but also to be a part of – and we had four Dub’s taking part:

8Noel Kelly00:19:08---
16Jim Larkin00:19:26---
31Brian Grimes00:20:25---
52Paula Owens00:21:26---

Absolutely outstanding performances on Thursday evening folks – magical running!  I know you all ran as part of work teams, but sure we can still claim you as our own for that one 😉

Ards Half Marathon
The latest local half marathon is one of the toughest on the calendar – the Ards half marathon.  If you like tackling mad hills on a Friday night, and think that the working week just isn’t tough enough – this is the race for you!  As usual, we had an Errigle of dub line up on the start line:

41Brian Derby01:26:29---
75Jim Simons01:32:43Club Newbie
161Mark Hamill01:40:53---
228Kate Moffett01:46:13---
237Nessa Agnew01:46:37---
248Heather Baron01:47:45---

Magic running folks!  A mixture of the course and the conditions on the night makes it an extremely difficult course to pick up a PB on – so fair play for getting out there!  But where were all the photos?!  An eagle eyed, secret Dub, caught this snap and sent it on to me:


Jim at the Ards Half Marathon

Sea Sprint Triathlon
Sunday morning seen the Sprint Triathlon taking place in Ballyholme.  The morning started off overcast with drizzle coming on as the morning progressed (just in time for the cycle).  The 750m swim started off in the water (the tide was out) with a long run back to transition to get the bikes.  The 20km cycle consisted of two laps of an well marshalled open road, followed by a 5k run along the sea front to Ballyhome beach and over the sand to the finish line.

21John McCullagh00:15:1400:39:4600:19:23
70Sean O'Hagan00:16:3100:45:4800:23:0101:28:18

John and Sean – as usual you are the triathlon legends!  Those are amazing times.  Well done guys, magic swimming and cycling and running there!  My only question for you both is, not how do you do it – but, why did you not take any photos?!

A dull and overcast Saturday morning met those adventurous enough to leave house for their weekly parkrun fix.  With the forecast looking bad, an early run was in order – mostly so that you can go back home and stick the old feet up.  Luckily, we had a load of Dub representatives out in our parks this week:

James SHERIDAN00:23:31
Trevor MURPHY00:30:31
Kathy MAYHEW00:24:51
Michael KIRK-SMITH00:24:59
Philippa MACLARAN00:29:56
James TRAINOR00:17:53Second Male!
Richard CONN00:17:56Third Male!
Aine LOANE00:26:07
Gareth MCALLISTER00:25:03Newbie PB!
Brian DERBY00:20:05
Roisin BYRNE00:22:33New PB!
Rachel BOLT00:23:18
Karen CARLISLE00:24:34
Nessa AGNEW00:24:35
Amy LAVERTY00:25:11

Special hat tips this week go to James T and Richard C who finished second and third at the Queen’s event.  There was one new course PB set this week by our Roisin at Ormeau!  Finally, our newbie PB this week goes to Gareth (at Portrush).

That is it for another jam packed edition of the roundup.  Please, please, please – if you think I’ll miss a race – let me know so I can get it added to the results.  Remember it all a bit of fun, we all have good and bad days – it is not the time we all care about, it is the taking.  Don’t worry folks, but I heard that Little Red Riding Hood has been found in a critical condition.  Paramedics have stabilised her condition, but she’s not out of the woods y

Keep on running!

Live long and prosper.

Disclaimer: Every effort (read: I’m tired) was taken to ensure the results above are correct. If you’d like to make a complaint then you’ll automatically volunteer yourself for writing duties next week 🙂